Duke Nukem Forever patch now available

The patch that upgrades Duke Nukem's weapon inventory slots has been released, Gearbox has announced.


It's now time for the easiest joke of the day! "Want a Duke Nukem Forever patch that adds a handful of features, including the ability to carry up-to four weapons? Well, come get some!"

Now that we've covered that: Gearbox has announced that the recently promised patch for the PC version of Duke Nukem Forever is now available. The Steamworks-enabled title should automatically update upon the launch of the Steam platform.

According to the official patch notes from Gearbox, the following changes and fixes are coming to the PC version of the game.

  • 4-weapon inventory option for single player

  • MP Server favorites

  • Dedicated server overhaul

  • FOV can be modified

  • Change VOIP to push-to-talk (bandwidth fix)

  • VAC anti-cheat system enabled

  • Support for Japanese Steam ID’s for PC release in Japan

  • Auto-aim fix

  • Blood effects on surfaces behind enemies when shot

  • Steam.exe no longer uses an unusually high amount of CPU

  • Texture quality improvements

  • Fixes to prevent single player and multiplayer save data corruption

  • Leaderboard exploit fixed

  • AMD Dual-Core Optimizer no longer automatically installed (fixes rare bugs with Intel processors)

  • Crash/compatibility fixes and other minor bugs

No further details for a Xbox 360 or PS3 patch were revealed. The only thing we know for certain that will not be featured in the console patch is a similar upgrade to Duke's weapon inventory slots.

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    August 2, 2011 5:45 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Duke Nukem Forever patch now available.

    The patch that upgrades Duke Nukem's weapon inventory slots has been released, Gearbox has announced.

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      August 2, 2011 6:34 PM

      obligatory "is this the patch that makes the game fun?" post. plz dont kill me.

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        August 2, 2011 7:03 PM

        no it isn't...its the patch that makes the game suck less.....

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      August 2, 2011 7:13 PM

      OK so now that the FOV is adjustable, what should it be?

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        August 2, 2011 7:28 PM

        it maxes out at 90, so.... 90.

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          August 2, 2011 7:50 PM

          Ahahahaha it maxes at 90? Artistic decision!

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          August 2, 2011 8:18 PM

          lol. They'd need another engine switch for > 90

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            August 2, 2011 10:04 PM

            i have no idea if console commands or whatnot can set it further, but the UI goes from 55 (i think) to 90

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        August 2, 2011 7:29 PM


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      August 2, 2011 8:07 PM

      Damn. No disable QTE's option? I'd be motivated to finish this game if they removed the spacebar mashing shit.

      The Witcher 2 allowed QTE's to be disabled. If it was HOLD space I could live with it.

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        August 2, 2011 8:26 PM

        I don't get what the big deal is? QTEs are easy.

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          August 2, 2011 9:52 PM

          i'm at the part where you have to stop the elevator from crashing and the bitch is screaming PULL IT AGAIN! PULL IT AGAIN! and i'm fucking pulling the lever and the elevator doesn't stop. obviously there's something i'm doing wrong but THIS IS FUCKING STUPID WHY AM I NOT SHOOTING BAD GUYS

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            August 2, 2011 10:28 PM

            seriously though what am i doing wrong with the fucking lever

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            August 2, 2011 10:29 PM

            pull it until the meter almost maxes out ("overheats"). then let the meter drop, then pull it again. repeat, always letting the meter almost max out. 3-4 of these should do it.

            that's a particularly obtuse puzzle.

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              August 2, 2011 10:31 PM

              got it. thanks. yeah, that is retarded

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              August 2, 2011 10:38 PM

              It killed me the first time because I didn't let it overheat. I figured keep the brake up as much as possible was the best way to do it. Boom...dead!

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            August 3, 2011 12:07 AM


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        August 2, 2011 8:46 PM

        There are like a total of 6 QTE's in the entire game. get over it.

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          August 2, 2011 9:52 PM


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          August 2, 2011 10:25 PM

          I am a huge champion of this wonderful game and even I was annoyed at whapping the space bar. It's Duke's Persian Flaw.

          Having said that, you're right.

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            August 2, 2011 10:41 PM

            never acknowledge a flaw in that which you hold dearest.

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              August 2, 2011 10:52 PM

              Oh I'm not religious. My fanboyism is on a strictly volunteer basis. Therefore I can speak truth.

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          August 3, 2011 11:54 AM

          Easy for you to say. But with my disability doing these is equivalent to asking you to curl 200 lbs weights 10 times in 5 seconds.

          They are an unnecessary struggle in an otherwise fun game.

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      August 2, 2011 8:22 PM

      I'm thinking about playing on the extra hard level as I finished it on hard already, but that sounds... extra hard.... so I'm thinking a four weapon, god mode burn through.

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      August 2, 2011 9:50 PM

      Guess this will motivate me to finish it, so I can uninstall it.

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      August 2, 2011 10:37 PM

      George does this 4-weapon madness break the game?

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        August 3, 2011 5:40 AM

        He doesn't know, he must still be working on it in his head.

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      August 2, 2011 10:54 PM

      i can't help but notice that i am still limited to 2 weapons. do i have to do something special other than just pick up a third and fourth weapon like normal? when i pick up the third weapon, he drops the one he's holding

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      August 3, 2011 2:44 AM

      One very minor annoyance; It doesn't save weapon slots. I'd like to keep pistol on 1, ripper on 2, shotgun on 3 and heavy weapons on 4 but level transitions juggle them around. The expanded FoV is nice too; 1920x1200 with it on 90 and it feels much better.

      Hey Gearbox, thanks!

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